Ravit Markus
Ravit markus

Writer/Director/Producer Ravit Markus's latest documentary feature had its world premiere and won the Audience Award at the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival as part of the disability focused Unstoppable program. American Pot Story: Oaksterdam is a 10-year-follow-up on a group of Oakland underdogs who are the reason for the huge change we see today in California and worldwide in cannabis policy, and its social justice ramifications. It explores the power of the activist, no matter the cause. Her previous documentary features include the critically acclaimed Yiddish Theater: A Love Story which she wrote and produced. It became a cultural phenomenon when it commercially played in theaters in Los Angeles, New York and Tel Aviv for months and months garnering raving reviews at the NY Times, LA Times, and the NY Magazine to mention a few, resulting in a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes. It also made the list of the top 10 documentaries of 2007 in About.com. Ravit co-produced Jewish Film Festivals' darling Rock in the Red Zone; and produced the Channel 4 UK documentary Porn Shutdown, which aired worldwide including on the Sundance Channel in the US, and received excellent reviews in The Guardian and the London Time Out. Ravit's currently in post on a documentary feature about Israel's champion of wheelchair badminton, Nina Gorodetsky, and her journey to the Tokyo Paralympics. Ravit holds a dual BFA in Screenwriting and Directing from The Film and TV Department at Tel Aviv University.


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